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Verloren - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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367 Ratings
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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.61%


Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Gose |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 04-17-2012)
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Furlinator

California

3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours dark gold with a nice head and good lacing.

Smell is of rotting citrus fruit at first and buttery bread later.

Taste is reminiscent of a buttered biscuit up front followed by honey with a salty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is thick, almost creamy with low carbonation.

Certainly a taste different from anything I've tasted before. Not really a style I prefer but, it seems well crafted and I can appreciate how others would enjoy it.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 06:08:58 | More by Furlinator
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.51/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a weisen glass.

Appearance: Comes off a pale amber color, little darker than most amber colored beers. Head is straight white and thick coming off almost two finger's length.

Smell: Smell like honey and citrus. A little sour note makes you think of lemon.

Taste: something different that I do t think I experienced before but it feels like I'm drinking a meal. Like bread and salt, best way I can put it. Little malts here and there.

Mouth: Body feels heavy, slightly sticky but incredibly smooth.

Overall: not a bad brew at all, I don't think I would go crazy looking for it at my local beer spot but I got this in a Sam Adams variety pack and hit the spot watching a little Sunday football. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 19:21:58 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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Murrhey

Montana

2.83/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 1pt, 6oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a stange. Reviewed live in high elevation Kalispell, Mont.

A- One-finger white head with clear, medium sized bubbles. Rapidly eroding. Light golden color with nice carbonation.

S- Very citrusy. Oranges and lemon with distinct saltiness. Coriander and other brewing spices that make it fragrant.

T- Slightly salty, but very citrusy. Heavy with orange and lemon. Interesting flavor.

M- Bubbly and medium-bodied.

O- Very OK. Has nice flavoring going on.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 03:30:00 | More by Murrhey
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scvance

South Carolina

3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a large bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy straw gold color with a thin, quickly disappearing white head. Aroma is mild, alcohol, pepper, and malt. The taste is interesting, briny up front, yeasty, slightly sour, not nearly like some other gose I've tried. Fades to a slight bitter finish and ends with a hint of sulfur and alcohol. The mouthfeel is rather thick, highly carbonated with a very dry finish. Overall, this beer is rather unimpressive compared to the expected style. I doubt I will be having this one again.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 21:30:34 | More by scvance
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Dave1999

North Carolina

3.71/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark cloudy orange with a small white head.

The smell is lemon, coriander and slightly sweet malts.

The taste is sweet malts through out, slightly spicy, coriander and pepper finishing a little salty.

The mouthfeel is pretty light with medium to high carbonation.

This was my first beer of this style and I thought it was very good. A very delicate and fairly complex beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 23:49:12 | More by Dave1999
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
A- This beer pours a slightly hazy apricot body with a thin film of white foam that pushes to a thick ring after a few sips. There are strands of microbubbles that glide to the surface.

S- The slight plastic note leads to a coriander floral hint in the finish. The aroma is pretty clean otherwise.

T- The slightly fruity crisp clean flavor has a slight sweetness and coriander hint to the finish with just a faint saltiness.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a tight fizz in the finish with no alcohol heat.

O- The clean and crisp beer is not overly dry and the fruity character with the coriander add some depth and the salt qualities remain in the background. This very drinkable but the coriander might need other support to make this really sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 15:20:19 | More by rhoadsrage
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CaptJackHarkness

New York

4.7/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From a one pint six ounce undated bottle. bottle states "enjoy now or age it to develop rich and unique flavors." From the Small Batch Collection.

Scent is spicy and floral, a bit musty.
Pours a hazy deep blood-orange with off white head. Head does not last nor is there lacing.
Taste is of sweet malt, bread and coriander with a hint of date or apricot. Very pleasing and drinkable! In fact, the more I sip the better I like it!

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2013 01:43:02 | More by CaptJackHarkness
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.94/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a ruddy brown with two solid inches of foam. The wheat bill comes through in the nose along with corriander and some earthy yeast. Some mineral character. Full bodied with a heavy dose of wheat. The subtle fruit character leads to some mineral aspect toward the end. Spices follows; coriander, cloves rounded out be apricot. The tang hangs on past the end to leave the palate thirsty once again.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2013 22:36:21 | More by BeardedBoffin
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MadScientist

New York

3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: a medium amber with good clarity. The head is off-white made of fine bubbles with decent retention.

S: A moderate spicy and slightly lemony hops aroma with a medium amount of peach and orange fruity esters. There is some low malt sweetness aroma.

T: There is a medium malt sweetness with a bit of caramel like character. A medium-strong fruit flavor that seems yeast derived being mostly oranges and a bit pithy with a medium-low hops bitterness. The balance is somewhat bitter. The finish is off-dry with an aftertaste of hops bitterness and orange peel.

M: A medium-full bodied beer with a lot of weight on the palate from the salt. There is a medium strong level of carbonation.

O: A fruit and somewhat malty beer like oranges mixed with a bit of the peel some caramel and light bit of spice. Not a bad beer at all defiantly off the beaten path and worth the try.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 01:16:18 | More by MadScientist
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Roger55

California

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma: Wheat, salt, some butter like smell.

Taste: Wheat, bits of Salt and fairly refreshing.

Overall: I think this a good beer, I've had this beer before fresh and it's even better, with the clove and salt really showing their stuff.but as it is now it's an okay beer. It is perfect for the summer heat, however!

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 00:31:50 | More by Roger55
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artdob

California

3.15/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Initial nice head but very quickly subsides.

Nose has coconut flakes in a big way. Continues to the palate, though the taste seems to lean more towards water than full bodied flavor. Perhaps some mild bell pepper along the way. Bit of sourness post finish.

Most compelling part of this beer to me is the nose and that unique coconut profile.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 03:51:25 | More by artdob
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dwren89

Virginia

4.09/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy, golden with reddish-orange hues when held to natural light, a white head that borders between creamy and fizzy, however lacking in size.

Aroma: Definite hints of coriander with a pervasive and biting salty whiff, an exotic aroma that is reminiscent of banana, green apple, and lemon/lime zest.

Taste: Both refreshing and spicy with a fruity finish reminiscent of baked apples and pears with peppery coriander kick and salinic, rather than hoppy or bitter, finish. Delightfully dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and soft on the palate from the unmalted wheat and quite refreshing. Medium bodied, slight carbonation prickle on the finish.

Overall Impression: A nice balance of salt, sweet (fruit), and dryness. This ale is noticeably different from most other weizens or wheat beers because of the salt added, and lack of hop bitterness. The smooth mouthfeel and refreshing fruitiness makes this a great thirst quencher, but the dryness keeps you coming back for swig after swig.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 19:23:22 | More by dwren89
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HerculesRM

South Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A light white head, translucent orange/copper in colour. Smells slightly sweet with coriander and citrus. The flavour is a perfect blend of sweet and bitter: coriander, bitter and sweet orange peel, mild peppers, honey. I can't taste the salt per se, but I can tell it's there by the way it tones down the sweetness in a very pleasing way. Medium mouthfeel, rolls perfectly in the mouth without being heavy.

The Boston Beer Company doesn't sell bad beers. Every offering is well conceived and polished, and Verloren is no exception. Well done, Mr. Koch!

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 17:49:54 | More by HerculesRM
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured this Gose from a 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a hazy orange color, produced a huge white creamy head, excellent retention and lacing left on the glass. The aroma consisted of toasted grain, spicy coriander and lemon citrus. Medium bodied, a foundation of malted grain followed by spicy coriander, butter, and lemon citrus. I was a little disappointed with the flavor, a bit to heavy on the thick buttery taste- I feel it overshadowed the coriander, toasted malt and citrus a bit. Glad I sampled but not a Ale that I would seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2013 20:40:15 | More by GossageBrewery
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured out of a 22 oz bottle into a Weizen glass. No freshness date that I could find. First time having this particular style, so take that into account when reading my review.

Appearance - A very attractive looking beer. Pours a hazy orange with amber and gold highlights. The head isn't terribly substantial (maybe between a half and a full finger) and it dissipates to a thin film on the top of the beer fairly quickly. The foam was VERY reminiscent of soap suds in the bottom of the bottle as I swirled to make sure I captured any sediment.

Smell - Reminds me of a Hefeweizen, which I suppose makes sense, given that this is an German-style, unfiltered wheat beer at it's core. Notes of lemon zest, spice, coriander, some white pepper. I really like the smell of this beer, truth be told.

Taste - This is the first component that hasn't really appealed to me. The front of the taste again imparts the essence of Hefeweizen, but the flavor is a bit more diluted, with the finish dropping off quickly to an almost watery finish. Notes of wheat, coriander again, and right before the flavors fade, a hint of that added depth of flavor from the salt. Honestly, I was afraid the salt would have a negative impact on the flavor profile, but now I'm thinking it needs more of it to set off the roundness of the wheat base. Taste needs some refinement to make this beer go from decent to outstanding.

Mouthfeel - A bit soapy, especially after the flavors fade. Has some body to it at first, but again seems to just evaporate. Like the taste, this component needs a bit of work.

Overall, a respectable beer. Not at all a bad choice, but I wouldn't buy it again without some assurance that the imbalances of the flavor profile and mouthfeel had been corrected. At the very least, it got me eager to try other versions of the Gose style. Now the trick will be finding some.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 17:04:49 | More by LambicPentameter
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Clear amber, one finger head that doesn't last long, no carbonation either.

S-Caramel, molasses, bread and toast. Very malt forward.

T-Interesting. Bread/wheat like a lager/pils. Some caramel and molasses. Spice as well.

M-Light, some carbonation, and somehow a tad creamy.

O-I give SA credit for brewing the style. I'd be interested in seeing what other examples are out there.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2013 19:28:46 | More by rlee1390
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Curtis

Utah

3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Picked this beer at random -have had good experiences with Samuel Adams beers, wanted to try a new one. Poured suprisingly clear. Very light pale color, no haze. Aroma was mild. not much to it, somewhat earthy, not hop stringent in the least. Fouthfeel is average, initial taste is a little tangy, mild malt little hops, what stands out the most is the yeast flavor. Finishes average smooth, not exceptional. Alcohol kick is moderate.

Interesting beer. Good, not exceptional. Would buy again if on sale, but wouldn't specifically seek it out. I don't want to slam it -it was very drinkable and I didn't regret it in the least, just not as good as I had hoped.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 08:25:52 | More by Curtis
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

My first Gose.

Yellowy orange with plenty of haze. Big, eager head like an agressively foaming fermenter. Holds up pretty well and leaves a sloppy trail.

Smells like wheat and light must.

Light and fluffy with a definite sawdusty citrus flavor. Interesting mix of dry must, light sweetness and citrus spice.

My first gose and probably my first beer with salt in it. At least on purpose. Since I've never sampled the style before, and have no comparison, I'm assuming it's a good example of style. Because Sam Adams is usually a good example of style.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2013 01:40:53 | More by donkeyrunner
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sester stange. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine, three finger ivory head constantly renewed by active carbonation. Looks nice. Aroma of wheat, coriander and light orange and sweet malt. Flavor of wheat, light apple, coriander and fruit esters; finishes with light fruit, residual coriander, rather floral and a hint of salt. Light and refreshing. Light bodied as expected from the style. A very nice light flavor progression and combination. Enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 03:59:12 | More by LiquidAmber
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

gose. such an underbrewed and underappreciated style. a rare one here in the usa, and indeed the world over these days. but this is a gem. crystal clear golden amber on the pour, sparkling with bright carbonation and a few fingers of fine white foam. the nose is odd, corriander for sure, toasted lightly, with some wheat malt and a curious but mild yeast strain. the salt of course doesnt have much smell, but it comes in at the end. i taste sweet wheat malt and corriander seeds, and the salt is more of a finishing element, leaving a unique mouthfeel that is somehow both dry and not dry at the same time. i found this to be much less salted and mineral driven than some of the other versions ive had, particularly genuine european versions, but i liked this a lot, and the addition of corriander i thought brought out a lot of flavor complexity. a beer id gladly pay 7 bucks for again.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2013 06:26:59 | More by StonedTrippin
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buschbeer

Ohio

4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint 6 ounce bottle
Served in a weizen glass

A - It is orange with amber highlights. Two inches of off-white head sits atop.

S - It smells like orange soap.

T - The coriander is quite obvious. I get lots of orange flavor.

M - Thin

O - My first experience with this style, so I have nothing to compare it to. I liked the beer. It's refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 21:27:48 | More by buschbeer
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MAUEX_MFA

Rhode Island

3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours nicely with medium carbonation. Hazy dark golden appearance. Aroma is dominated by wheat and malt, with detectable coriander.

The wheat and the malt are the dominant flavors, with slight saltiness and moderate sweetness. As the glass warms, I am picking up subtle caramel notes and increasing saltiness. Mouthfeel is very nice; drinking this beer feels good.

The Verloren occupies a pleasant place somewhere between a weizen and an Octoberfest/harvest ale.

Overall a very good but not great beer, I would definitely buy again for friends that are not beer nerds. This is a huge step up from adjunct lager dreck, but highly accessible for the non-adventurous quaffer.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 19:01:42 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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flagmantho

Washington

3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 22oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is two fingers of pillowy ivory foam which leave a nice lace. Pretty nice!

Smell: a thick wheaty aroma, not unlike a weizenbock, blends decently well with the coriander. The whole concoction is a little bit sickly-sweet, but it's not too bad.

Taste: the malt is kind of Bock-like, but it's not as well executed as it could be. Not bad, just not wonderful. The salt is relatively mild, although perceptible. It's decent, but not a paragon of the style.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a concomitant creaminess. Possibly the best part of this beer.

Overall: this is a decent stab at the style, but a lot of things have to go right to end up with a good Gose. A good try, but it falls a little bit short.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 21:49:22 | More by flagmantho
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.1/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into strange glass

Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange amber color with a nice two finger just off white head. The head has a moderate level of retention, with big soapy looking bubbles slowly popping over time to leave a good level of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a floral and wheat aroma. The floral nature of the brew has strong sent of lavender and jasmine which melds quite well with the wheat as well as a odd and light salty “sea like” smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet orange citrus, peach and wheat bread flavor. The wheat, peach and citrus remain a base for the beer with the peach and wheat actually getting slightly stronger in flavor as the taste moves on. In the middle of the taste a light spicy and peppery hop flavor come to the tongue. These flavors while present are still quite soft and meld with the soft wheat and citrus flavors well. Some light flowery notes come to the taste at the end, leaving a nice smooth and clean wheat flavor to be left on the tongue when it is all said and done.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter to average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is average. The feel is quite nice for the softer and rather diverse flavors of the brew.

Overall – This is one tasty brew. While I do not have much experience in the gose category and hence do not really have a great perception as of yet what the ideal one tastes like, I very much enjoyed this rather soft yet flavorful and quite drinkable beer. This is definitely one to try if you get a chance.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 21:09:35 | More by Darkmagus82
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sommersb

Tennessee

3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 12-21-2012
Freshness: Batch No. 1
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Signature glass
Purchased: Single from Greenwood Spirits, Bowling Green KY

A: Cloudy, orange-yellow brew with an off-white head a couple of fingers high. Shows excellent lacing and a fair amount of retention.

S: Citrus as in oranges and lemons make for tart aromas.

T: Tangy, with orange zest and coriander spices. Reminds me of a witbier. Other flavors include a low level of grassy hops and some salt/mineral notes.

M: Zesty beer with a high amount of carbonation and a medium body. The finish is tangy and spicy; neither bitter nor sweet.

O: Very interesting ale here -- one that you don't see very often. I'm glad to see brewers try to bring some rare styles to light. I thought this gose was tasty and think it would be especially appreciated in warm weather. I don't have any other beers in the style to compare to, but I enjoyed drinking it.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 04:13:29 | More by sommersb
Verloren from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
79 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.